Salaries of Web Developers in India, the Philippines, USA and Around the World


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Salaries of Web Developers in India, the Philippines, USA and Around the World

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  1. Neobric says:

    Great Job, Very good comparison chart.

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  2. The Q says:

    Great job doing the infographic, next time please order it using some key (alphabetically, geographically, by highest/lowest pay). Doing all the research and than just putting them in willy nilly is really slopy.

  3. vj says:

    hi! there. can anyone say how much a web designer earn in INDIA initially n after gaining experience.thanku

  4. benjiegalit says:

    so accurate!!! thats why lots of filipinos works overseas

  5. Raj says:

    For PHP developers in India, you can browse their in hand salary, joining bonus, increment details at Office Mirror

    Since, all the salaries are posted by employees themselves, you get to know how much you can get for a post and related work experience

  6. Lim Guang Jian says:

    Hi i’m from Malaysia and am not proud. Currently a student of programming (Java, PHP). The data shown is accurate and sad. Bad governance has caused us graduates to receive such low salaries. The twin towers are simply a facade of progress when there’s actually not much progress going on in my country. Cost of living is high, ford focus cost $16,000 in America but double the cost here because of high tax rate impose by a goverment that sucks the people’s money dry.

  7. Butterfinger says:

    For those who are doubting the salary in the PH, it is fairly accurate.

    I’m a designer working for a global digital ad agency and I hold a senior position and my NET income (tax deductions, SSS, etc) is only around $7k.

    If you’re doing freelance, of course it can be higher since you are dealing with international prices and most freelancers I know don’t pay tax.

  8. De says:

    PH salary is quite accurate for me… if you think it’s too small then you are probably in the regions with higher cost of living and rates. It’s actually big from our region.

    • Andy says:

      Hello, I am curious: what region of the Philipimmes are you from? And from your region, how much would it cost a month to hire a designer/developer full time?


  9. Azncute Lim says:

    This is In-accurate data, In terms of quality service, Grammar, spelling, & English Pronunciation, Filipino’s has it, I make a lot of Money from web-design alone not to mention my main Job as a Software Programmer which hauls me a lot of income.

  10. Joanna says:

    I think this infographic explains one of the reasons why a lot of foreign clients outsource graphic designers and web developers from the Philippines. They don’t have to pay so much and they still get quality work.

  11. John Tanedo says:

    The data for the Philippines is correct if it means getting hired by companies based in the Philippines but most web designers and developers here get clients from outside of the country and rates for an average web designer/developer is 5$-10$ an hour. For the more experienced ones $15-25$ an hour.

    The problem with pricing and quotation in the Philippines is that most Filipinos do not know how to charge clients with what they are worth.

    Also the English speakers infographic is dead wrong. Filipinos are by far better English speakers than Russia, Mexico and India.

    • Julian says:

      I agree with with Mr. Tanedo. Filipinos are better in English than many other countries.

      I have hired freelancers from this country and their English level is higher than many other countries where English is the second (or third) language.

      Also, I think the rates published here are accurate based on my experience as an employer.

      I liked the infographic, very good design, indeed.

      Julian @ SlideHunter

  12. Muhammed Athimannil says:

    Interesting description

    unfortunately Indian IT field is paid slavery

  13. overseas says:

    I am an American developer living overseas, so not sure what I should charge. Do native English skills give much of an advantage over a Filipino working for $5k per year? My skill level is lowish and I am bit rusty at it, yet capable. What would be a realistic salary to ask for?

  14. Andrei G says:

    This is flat-out false. Especially from the Philippines. Where did this data come from? Spec work sites?

    To be clear: New, inexperienced graduates can make between $6-10k during their first year. The more experienced ones obviously make between two to three times that amount.

  15. Jasper Espejo says:

    I don’t believe the data for the Philippines is accurate either. I make way more than that in annual income and I am only a freelance web designer.

    • Mark Anthony Recto says:

      The Philippine data is accurate. It was computed according to company committed salary.

  16. hire .net programmer says:

    A web designing is an interesting field if you want to move ahead in your career. If you have a good skill and nobody can stop u from earning a high income.

  17. says:

    The medical transcriptionist is an interesting addition among all the web developer and designer jobs. But it is surprising to see the gap between the highest and lowest pay, globalisation and all…

  18. Myke says:

    FRANCE ???????

  19. Great indexing service says:

    I do believe all of the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They are really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for novices. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  20. PhilWebPlans Technology says:

    thanks for this information… great blog

  21. WorkLocal says:

    Very scary for me as an American who is an experienced professional Graphic Designer. I welcome competition from others in terms of skill level and creativity. However, I simply cannot live off the wages in India or Philippines.

  22. visionaspire says:

    Right,Good to see these useful info here..Thanks a lot for sharing them with us….

  23. Obcali says:

    There is no way that Spain pays 2,5 times what Germany does, especially in this economy. The data for Germany seems to all be off.

  24. Macoy says:

    Kawawang Juan Dela cruz…I pitied my co Filipinos who are receiving low salaries specially in Graphic, Web Designer etc. that's why many business opportunist come to invest in the Philippines. one example is I noticed most of the employers in if you try to visit their. There's a lot of them trying to take advantage of the poor Filipinos. I tried sometime to find a sideline job 2 months ago. I saw this photo editor job from the US and you know what? they are just offering 25 Cents in US$ for every image and that is only 10pesos…Oh man! my experience is almost 9 years doing come that I'm going to take that offer (how silly) so I just decided to turn it down…Anyways my point is WE Filipinos are skilled and very knowledgeable in many kinds of jobs specially on the above fields.. So please to all the Employers in many countries out there. Don't take advantage of the Filipinos because we are a huge asset, huge help for your business and we guarantee our world class service. Mabuhay! God bless.

  25. ElBel says:

    This is incredibly silly, as it doesn't seem to adjust for cost-of-living differences. Compare a web developer in Hyderabad ($12,000) to one in Tokyo ($86,000). estimates that it is 73% cheaper to live in Hyderabad ( This translates to an equivalent salary of $24,000 in Tokyo, if the math is right. It's still a lot more, but only twice as much, not seven times as much.


    • ElBel says:

      Also, note that Expatistan also estimates that it's 29% cheaper to live in San Francisco than Tokyo ( So a web developer earning $76,000 in San Francisco has greater purchasing power than someone earning $86,000 in Tokyo — adjusted, you'd have to earn just $61,000 to have the same purchasing power as someone in Tokyo.

    • admin says:

      If you're working at a job that can theoretically be done from any country then why live in a high cost of living location? The answer is that in general there are better jobs available in San Francisco for example than other areas of the US. The higher cost of living does partially cancel out the benefit of the higher wage.

  26. PinoyDev says:

    This seems to be very far from accurate for the Philippine data. Where did the data come from?

    Note: There are several regions in the Philippine and salary scale for each differ. So which regions did the data come from (the same is probably true for other countries but I don't have any info on them to comment for them)?

    • admin says:

      There are a list of sources in the infographic. It's averaged data so it's not going be accurate for everyone. If you believe it is not accurate can you say specifically which part of the data is not accurate? Definitely salaries are different in every region as well.

      • Vince says:

        I agree that the data for Philippine contractors are very low. Because the average hourly rate is $5/hour for a low skilled worker. And the computation goes like this. We can base it from a conversion rate of 40PHP = 1USD. $5*40hours*4weeks*12months = $9,600 Annually is usually the Minimum Salary not around $5,000 only.

      • admin says:

        Yes I mostly agree with your analysis for developers with some experience, but $5000 is the lower part of the range so I think it's still accurate

      • Murloc says:

        also salaries alone have no meaning.

        $100'000 in Italy or in Switzerland is a completely different thing.

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